Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Marion Bromley and Ernest Bromley Papers, 1920-1997

Collection: DG 214


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator)
Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Bromley, Marion and Bromley, Ernest
Title
Marion Bromley and Ernest Bromely Papers
Inclusive Dates
1920-1997
Call Number
DG 214

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
16.5 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Marion Coddington Bromley: (1912 or 1913-January 21, 1996) and Ernest Bromley (Mach. 14, 1912-December. 17, 1997) were active members of the Society of Friends. They were absolute pacifists, war-tax resisters, and worked for racial integration in the United States. They are best remembered as founders of the group the Peacemakers, beginning in the 1950s.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Marion Bromley, 1994 (Acc. 94A-086 and Acc. 94A-098); Carol Rainey, 2002 (Acc. 02A-035); and Committee for Nonviolent Action Farm, 2003 (Acc. 03A-063)
Processing Information
Unprocessed; this finding aid created by Andrew Ciampa and Wendy E. Chmielewski, June 2009.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Marion Bromely and Ernest Bromley Papers (DG 214), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
Horace Champney Papers (DG 166)
CDG-A The Peacemakers

Historical Background
Marion Coddington Bromley: (1912 or 1913-January 21, 1996) and Ernest Bromley (March. 14, 1912-December. 17, 1997) were active members of the Society of Friends. They were absolute pacifists, war-tax resisters, and worked for racial integration in the United States. They are best remembered as founders of the group the Peacemakers, beginning in the 1950s.

Collection Overview
Contains materials covering the lives and political activism of Ernest and Marion Bromely.

Items removed:
Photographs

Arrangement of Collection
The files have been kept in the original order as provided by the donor. This collection is unprocessed

Acc. 94A-086 and Acc. 94A-098
Acc. 02A-035
Acc. 03A-063




Detailed Description of the Collection

Acc. 94A-086 and Acc. 94A-098

Box 1 (of 1)
Letters to Marjorie Swann
Letters to Willard Uphaus
Peace Pilgrim
Miscellaneous files of Marion Bromley [2 folders]

Acc. 02A-035

Box 1

Correspondence: Marion Bromley to Ernest Bromley (August 1945 – 1947)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley to Ernest Bromley (1945 – January 1948)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley to Ernest Bromley (February 1948)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley to Ernest Bromley (March 1948)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley to Ernest Bromley (April – November 1948)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley to Ernest Bromley (1948 – 1949)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley to Ernest Bromley (1949)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley to Ernest Bromley (1948 – August 1951)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley to Ernest Bromley (August 1951 – September 1951)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley to Ernest Bromley (November – December 1954)
 
Box 2
Correspondence: Marion Bromley to Ernest Bromley (December 1954 – September 1956)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley to Ernest Bromley (October 1956 – August 1965)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley's letters (1950 – 1953)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley's letters (1954 – 1959)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley's letters (1960s)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (February 1966 – December 1967)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (June 1967 – March 1970)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (April 1970)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (May 1968 – September 1975)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (December 1974 – July 1979)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (September 1979 – November 1980)
 
Box 3
Correspondence: Daniel Bromley and Parents (1968 – April 1969)
Correspondence: Daniel Bromley and Parents (May 1969 – 1985)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley to Daniel Bromley (November 1980 – September 1981)
Correspondence: Marion, Ernest and Daniel
Correspondence: Marion Bromely to Steve Bromley (July 1974 – July 1978)
Correspondence: Marion Bromely to Steve Bromley (August 1985 – October 1986)
Correspondence: Marion Bromely to Steve Bromley (November 1986 – April 1987)
Correspondence: Marion Bromely to Steve Bromley (May 1987 – July 1987)
Correspondence: Marion Bromely to Steve Bromley (February 1988 – November 1988)
Correspondence: Marion Bromely to Steve Bromley (December 1988 – December 1989)
Correspondence: Marion Bromely to Steve Bromley (January 1990 – July 1990)
 
Box 4
Correspondence: Marion Bromely to Steve Bromley (August 1990 – December 1990)
Correspondence: Marion Bromely to Steve Bromley (September 1991 – June 1992)
Correspondence: Marion Bromely to Steve Bromley (February 1993 – )
Correspondence: Letters from Caroline Bromley
Correspondence: Bromley Family letters
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (June 1976 – October 1983)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (January 1980 – February 1983)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (September 1981 – May 1982)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (August 1982 – February 1984)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley's letters (1983)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (April 1984 – June 1984)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley's letters (1984 – 1986)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley's letters (1987)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley's letters (1988)
 
Box 5
 
Correspondence: Marion Bromley's letters (1989)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (June 1985 – July 1993)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (January 1992 – April 1993)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (April 1993 – August 1993)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (September 1993 – May 1994)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (July 1994 – July 1995)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (1 of 3)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (2 of 3)
Correspondence: Marion Bromley (3 of 3)
Correspondence: [n.d.]; miscellaneous papers
Correspondence: Marion Bromley to the Editor
Correspondnece: Marion Bromley to Carol Rainey
Correspondence: Personal correspondence to Carol Rainey about Marion Bromley
Carol Rainey Materials
 
Box 6
Elmer Miller
Miram Nicholas (Nicky) materials
Larry Rosebaugh
Rolly Segal
Information on A.J. Muste
Marion Bromley material – 1940s
Marion Bromley material – Akron, Ohio
Marion Bromley material (1952 – 1989)
Marion Bromley and Ernest Bromley material (1990s)
Caroline Bromley materials
Bromley Family materials
Bromley Family materials (including IRS and the house)
 
Box 7
Controversy surrounding IRS and the seizure of the house
History of Peacemakers and War Tax Resistance
WOW – Women of Wonder Conference
New England War Tax Resisters
Coddington & Edwards lineage (Coddington Family – Marion Bromley's brothers and sisters)
Marion Bromley – information on flying
Two plays by Marion Bromley
Marion Bromley – unpublished articles
Marion Bromley – published articles
Marion Bromley – published articles/editorials
Marion Bromley – essays
Marion Bromley biographical information
 
Box 8
Marion Bromley - autobiography (unfinished) – (1 of 2)
Marion Bromley’s autobiography (unfinished) – (2 of 2)
Marion Bromley – Obituaries
Sympathy letters to Ernest Bromley after Marion Bromley's death (1996)
Memorial services for Ernest Bromley and Maurice McCrakin (1997)

Acc. 03A-063
Box 1
Ernest Bromley—Notebook
Ernest Bromley’s Journal: 1920, 1925-1931
Ernest Bromley’s Journal: 1933, 1937-1938
Ernest Bromley’s Journal: 1939-1941
Ernest Bromley’s Journal: 1942-1944

Acc. 03A-063
Box 2
Ernest Bromley’s Journal: 1945-1947
Ernest Bromley’s Journal: 1979-1996 [5 folders]

Acc. 03A-063
Box 3
Ernest Bromley’s Journal: 1979-1996 [4 folders]

Ernest Bromley’s Journal: 1997
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 4

Miscellaneous Correspondence [5 folders]

Acc. 03A-063
Box 5

Old Literature
Non-registration—Peacemakers
Conscription—Peacemakers
Amnesty and Peacemakers, etc.
Saying No to Military Conscription
Non-payment Handbook
Taxes

Acc. 03A-063
Box 6

Miscellaneous Correspondence [6 folders] 

Acc. 03A-063
Box 7

Log of Operation Freedom [3 folders]
Miscellaneous Peacemaker Material, 1960s-1970s
Thomas Merton Literature
Financial Records: Sharing and Projects
Participant Lists—Orientation Prgms, 1970s
Financial Reports of the Peacemaker
Operation Freedom death of Marion Bromley’s Death
Papers related to Marion Bromley's Death
January 28, 1995, Ernest Bromley—PET scan, Christ Hospital (Photocopies)

Acc. 03A-063
Box 8

Cancer Records
Ernest Bromley—Health Related Papers
Tumor Removal
Tumor Photos, 1996
Ernest Bromley—Clergy Credentials
Ernest Bromley—Hospital Notes
Hospital Ernesto Contreras
Convention
Ear Photos
Hospital Santa Monica—Patient Home Pgrm.
Salves
Eyes— Boston
Ernest Bromley—Pathology Reports

Acc. 03A-063
Box 9

Marion Bromley—Obituaries/Memorials
Dan Bromley—Housing
IRS
Marion Bromley—Personal Writings
Marion Bromley—Correspondence with Chuck Mattei and others
Marion Bromley—Legal and Business
Marion Bromley—Wallet Contents
Marion Bromley—Power of Attorney/Power of Attorney for Health Care
M. Swann—Edwin
Handwritten letters from Caroline Bromley
Letter from Caroline (Publication)
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 10

Correspondence from Ernest Bromley to Marion Bromley, 1946-1948
Correspondence Ernest Bromley to Marion Bromley, 1940-1974
Correspondence Ernest Bromley to Marion Bromley, 1975-1979
Correspondence Ernest Bromley to Marion Bromley, 1980-1987
Correspondence Ernest Bromley to Marion Bromley,, 1988-1989
Correspondence Ernest Bromley to Marion Bromley, 1990
Correspondence Ernest Bromley to Marion Bromley, 1991
Correspondence Ernest Bromley to Marion Bromley, 1992

Acc. 03A-063
Box 11

Correspondence Ernest Bromley to Marion Bromley, 1993
Correspondence Ernest Bromley to Marion Bromley, 1994
Correspondence Ernest Bromley to Marion Bromley, 1995
Solarium Group
North High School Reunion, July 25, 1970
North High School Reunion, 1980
60th Year North High School Reunion
Alleluia Anyhow! Correspondence and Tapes
Alleluia Anyhow!, a play by Marion Bromley
Lenna Mae’s Story about school desegregation
A Book of Days by Susan Hamilton

Acc. 03A-063
Box 12

Miscellaneous Papers
Tax Refusal History
Tax Refund Bulletins and Others
First Tax Refusal Material, 1949 Report
Quakers on Tax Refusal: Mennonites, Brethren
“Living on a Reduced Income”: Practical War Tax Resistance
F.O.R. and Withholding
Tax Withholding and Distraint
War Tax Resistance Group, 1983
War Tax Resistance, 1985-1986
Helen Woodson
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 13

Ernest Bromley—Bees
Bright Morning Star Concert, 1985
Women, 1974-1975
Maurice McCrackin
Mac’s 80th Birthday Party
Gulf War
War Tax Resistance Literature, September 26 th Conference
War Tax Resistance—Early Testimony

Acc. 03A-063
Box 14

Plowshares 1986-1987
Miscellaneous Correspondence [5 folders]

Acc. 03A-063
Box 15

Miscellaneous Correspondence [5 folders]

Acc. 03A-063
Box 16

Miscellaneous Correspondence [2 folders]
Cash Records
Writing by and about Marion Bromley
Tax Refusal—Literature
Tax Refusal—Maurice McCrakin
Tax Refusal—Legal
Tax Refusal—Mildred Ryder, Intentional Low Income
Tax Refusal—Plans of Nonpayment
Tax Refusal —Organizational

Acc. 03A-063
Box 17

A.J. Muste—Tax Refusal and Peacemakers, Personal Files
A.J. Muste—Tax Refusal and Peacemakers, Tax Refusal Ballots
A.J. Muste—F.O.R. data on Tax Refusal, 1947-8
Natural Childbirth Association Preparation for Parenthood, 1953-1956

Acc. 03A-063
Box 18

Bromley Craft Shop
Miscellaneous Non-Peacemaker Literature
Miscellaneous Non-Peacemaker Publications [5 folders]

Acc. 03A-063
Box 19

Miscellaneous Non-Peacemaker Publications
Peacemakers benefactor in a Will
Miscellaneous Peacemaker Financial Papers
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 20

Old Check Registers
House Legal Papers to 1972
House Legal Papers
1995 Tax Income Statements
Real Estate Taxes
Equity Trust, Inc.
Gano
Hydrogen Peroxide
Ernest Bromley—University of Cincinnati Hospital and Pacemaker, 1991
Massage
Ernest Bromley’s Medical Records, 1997
Birthdays
Bromley Christmas Letters
Peacemaker Conferences/Committee Meetings
Third Camp
Miscellaneous old Peacemaker Materials
Writings by and about Marion Bromley
Friends of Koinonia
Controversy about a Peacemaker Article by Arthur Harvey, 1958-1959
Koinonia and Peacemakers
Miscellaneous Correspondence, etc.
Miscellaneous Leaflets
1967 Tax Refusal Correspondence
Tax Refusal, 1967
Tax Refusal, Peacemakers
Peacemakers Spring Conference, 1960
Underdogs vs. Upperdogs by James Peck
Files on Nonpayment of Taxes for War
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 21

Questionnaires for Peacemaker Directory
Anti-McCarthy
Puerto Rico and Peacemakers
Ernest Bromley Letters
Community Peacemakers
Nassau and Peacemakers
Nassau (Peacemakers 1 st Year)
Names of People who refused to Pay Taxes, A-G (1947-1949)
Names of People who refused to Pay Taxes, H-K (1947-1949)
Names of People who refused to Pay Taxes, L-S (1947-1949)
Names of People who refused to Pay Taxes, T-Z (1947-1949)
Miscellaneous Peacemaker Material from 1948-1950s
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 22

Peacemaker Correspondence and Material, Late 1940s
Peacemaker Correspondence and Material, 1949-1950
Peacemaker Correspondence and Material, 1950
Peacemaker Correspondence and Material, 1950-1951
Peacemaker Correspondence and Material, 1951
Peacemaker Correspondence and Material, 1953
Tax Refusal Committee of Peacemakers, 1948
Tax Refusal Committee of Peacemakers, 1949-1952
Peacemaker War Tax Refusal, 1949
Tax Refusal, 1949-1950 Letters
Tax Refusal, 1949-1950
Tax Refusal, 1951
Tax Refusal, 1952
Tax Refusal, 1953
Tax Refusal, 1954-1956
Tax Refusal, 1956
Miscellaneous Peacemaker Material
Writings by Ernest Bromley
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 23

Photocopies of Documents from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) file
Letter and Copies from People—IRS
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Related Correspondence
Celebration— November 15, 1975
Correspondence #1
Correspondence #2
Correspondence #3
Correspondence #4
Correspondence #5
Ernest 1975 Arrest at IRS
Pledges to Bromley Support Fund
Assessments and all other legal papers kept at Gano (December 6, 1972-August 29, 1975)
Events Following Seizure of Gano Property
Report Drawn from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Files
Documents and Letters
“What is Peacemakers?”
Odds and Ends
Miscellaneous Material Concerning IRS
Copies of leaflets and press releases handed out to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (July-September 1975)
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 24

Correspondence while at McAlpin Avenue ( Cincinnati, OH)
Miscellaneous Correspondence
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 25

Record of Proceedings of the Incorporations, Members and Trustees of Gano Peacemakers, Inc.
Gano Peacemakers, Inc.
Dr. Contreras
Ernest Bromley—Correspondence, 1941
Ernest Bromley—Tax Refusal Documents, 1941 ( Bath, NC)
Ernest Bromley—Letters to Wake County Jail (1942)
Ernest Bromley—Correspondence, 1942
Ernest Bromley—Correspondence, 1943-4
Ernest Bromley— Wake County Jail Story, 1944
Ernest Bromley—Correspondence, early 1940s
Ernest Bromley—Union Seminary, Class of 1945 Reunion, 1985
Ernest Bromley—1994-5
Ernest Bromley—1996
Poems
Jim Crow
Gandhi Material
“Give Peace a Dance”, 1989-1990
Article for the Peacemaker
Ernest Bromley—Miscellaneous Peacemaker Materials
History of Straits Church
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 26

Ernest Bromley’s Death
Ernest Bromley—Power of Attorney
Ernest Bromley—Will and Probate
Dan Bromley—Power of Attorney
Dan Bromley—Will
Ernest Bromley—Death Certificate, Cremation, and Memorials
Ernest Bromley—Articles/Bios
Ernest Bromley—Current Assets
Ernest Bromley— Randolph Savings
Ernest Bromley—Provident Bank, OH
Ernest Bromley—Mail to Chuck Matthei
Ernest Bromley—Wallet Contents
Ernest Bromley—Purchases
Ernest Bromley—Personal Expense Records
Ernest Bromley— Stoughton Housing, etc.
Ernest Bromley—Mail, prior to November 1997

Acc. 03A-063
Box 27

Ernest Bromley—Mail, after December 1998 (after his death)
Ernest Bromley—Personal File
Ernest Bromley—Clergy Credentials
Ernest Bromley—Address Files
Ernest Bromley—Address Books
Ernest Bromley—Addresses Removed from his list
Photos--Miscellaneous
Photos—Steve Bromley
Photos
Ernest Bromley—Miscellaneous Tax Refusal Material [2 folders]

Acc. 03A-063
Box 28

Ernest Bromley—Miscellaneous Materials
Ernest Bromley—Church and War
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 29

Stephen Bromley— Miscellaneous School Papers
Daniel Bromley—Ohio Visual Arts Institute
Daniel Bromley—Social Security Income and Insurance Info.
Daniel Bromley—Miscellaneous Correspondence and other stuff
Daniel Bromley—College Papers
Daniel Bromley— Friends Boarding School ( Barnesville, OH)
Daniel Bromley—People’s Savings
Daniel Bromley—IDS Financial Services
Daniel Bromley— Miscellaneous School Papers
Princeton Bio Center
Daniel Bromley—Student Loan, benefits, etc.
Stephen Bromley—Last Days
Stephen Bromley—Clippings
Stephen Bromley— University of Massachusetts: Papers, tests, etc.
Stephen Bromley—Winter/Spring, 1976 (School Papers)
News clippings—Taxes
Miscellaneous Papers Relating to Peacemakers (1962-1968)
Miscellaneous Pamphlets Relating to Peacemakers (1960s)
“A Report on 22 Days on the Chain Gang” by Bayard Rustin
Miscellaneous Article Clippings relating to Peacemakers (1960s)
Civil liberties and the Mentally Ill
Minutes of Operation Freedom Board Meetings: 1961-1965
Minutes of Operation Freedom Board Meetings: 1966-1971
Operation Freedom Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements/Appropriations
Operation Freedom Papers: 1960-1971
Leaflets and Newspaper Clippings concerning Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Seizure of Gano (Tax Resistance)
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 30

Correspondence, etc., 1949
Correspondence, etc., 1950
Correspondence, etc., 1951
Correspondence, etc., 1953
Correspondence, etc., 1956
Correspondence, etc., 1957
Correspondence, etc., 1958
Correspondence, etc., 1959

Acc. 03A-063
Box 31

Correspondence, etc., 1960
Correspondence, etc., 1961 [2 folders]

Acc. 03A-063
Box 32

Correspondence, etc., 1961
Correspondence, etc., 1962
Correspondence, etc., 1963
Dan Bromley— Lakota High School
Dan Bromley—The Resistance
Stephen Bromley
Stephen Bromley—Westwood Lodge
Caroline Bromley
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 33

Ernest Bromley— Boston and Duke University Papers
Ernest Bromley— Boston University
Tauton High School
Jim Hunt
White House and Gulf War
Cincinnati Jail (January 1991: Gulf War)
Jail Treatment
Charlie King
Missouri Peace Group
Terry O’Bryan
Journey of Reconciliation— Reunion, 1993
 
Acc. 03A-063
Box 34

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Seizure of Gano
Ernest Bromley—Personal Writings
Ernest Bromley—Press on Medical
Ernest Bromley—Press
Ernest Bromley—Gandhi
A Collection of Fellowship Songs (1940)
 
(A Box with the addresses of people belonging to the Peacemakers, from the 1950s, can be found in a Box at the end of the collection)



This file was last updated on July 24, 2009.